Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ Thrift Shop is the UK’s most listened to track for a third week running.
It’s been three weeks since they first topped the Official Streaming Chart, but the British public’s love of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ ode to bargain hunting shows no sign of letting up. Thrift Shop has maintained pole position on the Official Streaming Chart for a third week running.
The Official Streaming Chart is compiled by the Official Charts Company on behalf of the British music industry, and has been running since May last year. It is the first chart which ranks audio streams from both ad-funded and subscription streaming services.
Meanwhile, Avicii Vs Nicky Romero’s I Could Be The One soars 21 places from Number 23 to Number 2 on this week’s Chart. The Top five is completed by Lumineers’ Ho Hey (Number 3), Calvin Harris’ Drinking From The Bottle FT Tinie Tempah (Number 4) and Will.I.Am’s Scream And Shout FT Britney Spears (Number 5).
New Entries, Re-Entries And High Climbers
There is a total of five new entries and eight re-entries on this week’s Official Streaming Chart.
20 year old singer/songwriter Gabrielle Aplin leads the charge with her latest track, Please Don't Say You Love Me, new in at Number 22. One Direction, who topped the Official Singles Chart on Sunday, follow three places behind with their Comic Relief single, One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) at Number 25.
Mirrors, the second track to be lifted from Justin Timberlake’s upcoming third album, The 20/20 Experience, debuts at Number 30, while Started From The Bottom by Drake (Number 40) and Just Give Me A Reason by P!nk FT Fun. frontman Nate Ruess enters at Number 90.
Ben Howard, who picked up the British Male and Breakthrough awards at last week’s BRITs has the lion’s share of this week’s re-entries, with three tracks from his 2011 debut album, Every Kingdom, back in the Top 100. Keep Your Head Up re-enters at Number 58, with Old Pine and The Wolves at Number 59 and Number 75, respectively. Howard’s Only Love, which became his first Official Singles Chart Top 10 hit on Sunday, is this week’s highest climber, up a massive 60 places from Number 97 to Number 37.
Emeli Sande, who won the BRITs British Female and Album of The Year awards last week, sees her tracks Next To Me (Number 78) and Heaven (92) back in the Top 100, while International Male winner Frank Ocean’s Thinking About You re-enters at Number 85.
This week’s re-entries are completed by BRITs Breakthrough Award nominees Alt-J’s Matilda (Number 83) and Two Door Cinema Club’s Next Year (81).
Finally, New York DJ Baauer’s Harlem Shake – the sountrack to a bazillion YouTube memes - climbs 50 places to Number 6, while recently re-united rockers Fall Out Boy are up 47 places to Number 24 with their comeback single, My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark.